New Meetup: Pageturners: A Miami Book Club for Women November Meetup

From: Tamara
Sent on: Monday, July 27, 2009 10:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Pageturners: A Miami Book Club for Women!

What: Pageturners: A Miami Book Club for Women November Meetup

When: November 18,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per year

Where:
Borders
358 San Lorenzo Ave Village of Merrick Park
Miami, FL 33146
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The November book-of-the-month is The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

List Price: $24.95 ($13.72 on Amazon)
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover
ISBN:[masked]
Publisher: Putnam Adult

Starred Review. What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel (and maiden publication of Amy Einhorn's new imprint) set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams. Assured and layered, full of heart and history, this one has bestseller written all over it.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/miamipageturners/calendar/10973254/

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